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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/166045
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Severity Of Abuse To Pregnant Women: A Comparison Between Rural And Urban Women
Author(s):
Reel, Sally
Author Details:
Sally Reel, PhD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, (updated February 2015) email: sreel@email.arizona.edu
Abstract:
Objective:To measure the severity of abuse to pregnant women and compare scores by site (rural vs. urban). Methods: An ethnically stratified cohort of 133 pregnant women (70 African American women and 63 White women, 68 urban and 65 rural) were interviewed using (1) the Index of Spouse Abuse, a 30 item scale that measures the severity of physical and nonphysical abuse, (2) the Danger Assessment Scale, a 14-item yes/no questionnaire to measure potential danger of homicide, and (3) the Severity of Violence Against Women Scale, a 46-item questionnaire to measure threats of violence and actual violence. Results: Data analysis using regression controlling for age, parity, educational level, ethnicity, and marital status found that rural women scored statistically significant higher scores on all dependent measures with the exception of the nonphysical abuse component on the Index of Spouse Abuse. Conclusions: This study provides early evidence that rural pregnant women may experience greater severity of abuse than urban women. Additional research is needed to explore further intentional injury among rural pregnant women. However, previous research has shown that abuse during pregnancy is common. Nursing research has also demonstrated successful intervention approaches. This paper will describe rural and urban differences, present strategies for assessment and intervention, and will discuss future research recommendations.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSeverity Of Abuse To Pregnant Women: A Comparison Between Rural And Urban Womenen_GB
dc.contributor.authorReel, Sallyen_US
dc.author.detailsSally Reel, PhD, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, (updated February 2015) email: sreel@email.arizona.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/166045-
dc.description.abstractObjective:To measure the severity of abuse to pregnant women and compare scores by site (rural vs. urban). Methods: An ethnically stratified cohort of 133 pregnant women (70 African American women and 63 White women, 68 urban and 65 rural) were interviewed using (1) the Index of Spouse Abuse, a 30 item scale that measures the severity of physical and nonphysical abuse, (2) the Danger Assessment Scale, a 14-item yes/no questionnaire to measure potential danger of homicide, and (3) the Severity of Violence Against Women Scale, a 46-item questionnaire to measure threats of violence and actual violence. Results: Data analysis using regression controlling for age, parity, educational level, ethnicity, and marital status found that rural women scored statistically significant higher scores on all dependent measures with the exception of the nonphysical abuse component on the Index of Spouse Abuse. Conclusions: This study provides early evidence that rural pregnant women may experience greater severity of abuse than urban women. Additional research is needed to explore further intentional injury among rural pregnant women. However, previous research has shown that abuse during pregnancy is common. Nursing research has also demonstrated successful intervention approaches. This paper will describe rural and urban differences, present strategies for assessment and intervention, and will discuss future research recommendations.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:39:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:39:05Z-
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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